Peru SHB Cecanor Café Femenino
This rich grade 1 coffee from the Peruvian arm of the Café Femenino project makes us think of a chocolate fountain (without the excesses of oil and sugar!). It literally oozes out of the portafilter with rich cocoa chocolateness, with a hint of fruit.
Rich body, bright acidity with dark-berry fruit. Sweet. What's not to like?
Grown in Lambayeque at an altitude of 800-2100 meters above sea-level
The café Femenino project is about giving hope to women in coffee producing countries throughout the world. This historic idea originated from the coffee cooperative CECANOR along with their export partner PROASSA who came to OPTCO to develop this idea. By working all together to support the drams of the women created The CAFÉ FEMENINO Coffee Program.
Many of these women have been abused and abandoned many of them live alone with their children and no other source of income. Despite these difficulties, producing women strive for a better life. Today, in these communities of Northern Peru, in the region of Lambayeque, there are positive cultural changes which are working to alleviate poverty.
Our green bean importer DR Wakefield, actively support this all-women co-operative and even use their female trading staff, Pricilla to liaise with the growers. Dusty Ape somewhat lets the side down when we roast because we are all blokes!
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